Ch 3: The Hobbit Literary Analysis

About This Chapter

The ''The Hobbit'' Literary Analysis chapter of this ''The Hobbit'' Study Guide course is the most efficient way to study the literary elements of the novel. This chapter uses simple and fun lessons that take about five minutes to complete, plus includes lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you understand the literary and interpretive qualities of this book.

Who's It For?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering the literary and analytical facets of The Hobbit will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to analyze the literary elements of the novel. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
  • Students who are looking for easy ways to identify the most important information on the topic
  • Students who have fallen behind in their reading or analyzing of The Hobbit
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning literature (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who have limited time to study for an upcoming exam

How It Works:

  • Complete each lesson in the chapter to review all key topics.
  • Refer to the lesson to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
  • Complete your review with The Hobbit Literary Analysis practice exam.

Why It Works:

  • Study Efficiently: The lessons in this chapter cover only information you need to know.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging instruction make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Take The Hobbit Literary Analysis practice exam to make sure you're prepared.
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Students Will Review:

This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about the literary and analytical elements of The Hobbit for a standard literature course. Topics covered include:

  • A look at the tone and writing style within the novel
  • The point of view from which the story is told
  • The presence of motifs in The Hobbit
  • Conflict in the story
  • Analyzing the novel's thematics

5 Lessons in Chapter 3: The Hobbit Literary Analysis
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The Hobbit: Summary & Analysis

1. The Hobbit: Summary & Analysis

Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, is visited by his old wizard friend, Gandalf, and a group of dwarves who drag Bilbo away on a hunt for treasure guarded by a dragon. Read on to learn more about what happens in J.R.R. Tolkien's ''The Hobbit''.

The Hobbit: Tone & Writing Style

2. The Hobbit: Tone & Writing Style

In this lesson, we learn about style and tone in Tolkien's 'The Hobbit.' We look at the fictional backstory provided by Tolkien, how this informs the desired tone, and how Tolkien's prose leads to that tone. We also examine the devices of narrator aside and imagery

The Hobbit Point of View

3. The Hobbit Point of View

In this lesson, we'll investigate the point of view presented in ''The Hobbit'' by J.R.R. Tolkien. The omniscient third-person point of view used in the novel follows the pattern of traditional story telling. Let's look at the purposes served by the specific view point in this adventurous tale.

The Hobbit: Themes & Motifs

4. The Hobbit: Themes & Motifs

In this lesson, the themes and motifs found in J.R.R. Tolkien's ''The Hobbit'' will be discussed. This discussion will include the significance of these literary devices, and how the author used them.

The Hobbit Conflict

5. The Hobbit Conflict

This lesson examines the primary conflicts (both internal and external) in The Hobbit. The primary internal conflict is explored through the question ~'are you a Took or a Baggins?~'

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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